Should Arlington Change its Government Structure?

On Wednesday, September 14, from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m, the Arlington Committee of 100 will host a virtual presentation and discussion about potential changes to Arlington County’s government structure.

The basic structure of the five-member Arlington County Board and School Board, all elected at-large, has gone largely unchanged since their inception in 1930, when Arlington’s population hovered at 35,000 people.

As the County’s increasingly diverse residents approach 240,000, is it time to expand the size of these bodies, elect them by district, or implement ranked choice voting?

The Arlington County Civic Federation’s Task Force in Government and Election Reform (TiGER) has been considering these questions. Members of the task force will join us to discuss the pros, cons, and open questions about these and other new ideas.

If you are interested in this subject, you can join the virtual presentation, via zoom on this link here.

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